David Firmin

Shareholder - Managing Partner

Phone: 303.991.2028
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  • Favorite Animal: Wolf
  • Favorite Quote:
    This isn't where I parked my car!
  • Perfect Vacation: Hawaii
  • Favorite Game: Yahtzee

Likes steak

shaken Drinks

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Coming from a family of 8 children, David knows a lot about creative solutions, unique positions and negotiation. Over 12 years of experience has given him a strong background in representing community associations from development to operations to dissolution and everything in between.

Education:
B.A. University of Denver – 1991
Juris Doctorate, University of Denver School of Law – 1998

Professional Organizations:
Colorado Bar Association – Since 2007
Community Associations Institute – Since 2006
1st Judicial District Bar Association – Since 2007
Community Associations Institute, Colorado Legislative Action Committee – 2017 to 2018

Admitted In:
Colorado and Arizona

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

6/4 – Legislative and Case Law Update

6/10 – Legislative and Case Law Update (The Condensed Version)

7/9 – Adult Swim Time and Other No-Nos for Rules and Covenants

10/1 – Creative Financing

12/3 – Ask the Experts!

Recent Publications by David A. Firmin

As the legislative process continues to move forward, certain bills may be introduced and fly under the radar which, if the bill reaches its full potential, could have great impact on the life of owners within a common interest community. HB 20-1004 is this type of bill. Titled “Concerning Wildfire Mitigation Assistance for Landowners”, itGo to Article

In what promises to be a very active legislative season, with over 250 bills having been introduced since the session opened, this week gave us the first bill that may be of interest to Common Interest Communities and their owners: Senate Bill SB20-109. SB 20-109 will define property which is primarily used as a primaryGo to Article

TO CAMERA OR NOT TO CAMERA?

To camera or not to camera, that is the question. While not necessarily worthy of Shakespeare, it gets the point across. Is it better to install monitoring cameras and understand what is happening in the community or to turn a blind eye, but also assume no liability or a duty to prevent the acts ofGo to Resource

Late on Friday, Governor Polis vetoed HB 19-1212, effectively killing the manager licensure program.  After a hard fought battle in the legislature, we reported that HB 19-1212 had passed out of the Legislative Chambers with the goal of continuing the manager licensure program for one year, while creating a stakeholders committee to make recommendations forGo to Article

The long awaited passage of HB19-1212 occurred late Friday evening, May 3, 2019, as the session wound down.  The final version of HB 19-1212 recreated the manager licensing program for one year.  In addition to the one year extension, a stakeholder committee was formed to make recommendations for future revisions to the law.  The stakeholders,Go to Article